Higher Apprenticeships are a great alternative to university.

Many now offer training up to degree level, plus you will receive training (both on- and off-the-job), a salary and the opportunity to really start moving your career forward. All without paying hefty tuition fees or running up student debts.

Higher Apprenticeships are currently available in the following sectors: Business & IT, Construction, Creative, media & the arts, Customer service & retail, Energy, Engineering & electrical, Finance, Health & care, Hospitality & travel, Manufacturing, processing & logistics, Public services and Vehicles & transport.

The Government is committed to expanding the number, range and quality of apprenticeships that offer training to degree level.

The apprenticeships listed below are all available at Higher level.

Browse here to find a Higher Apprenticeship to suit you

Business administration

Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly. Without them, information would be hard to find, me...More

Human resource management

Human resources (HR) professionals recruit, train and develop employees, and look at how they get rewarded. They deal with le...More

Business innovation & growth

Innovation and growth allow businesses and organisations to successfully compete locally, nationally and in the global market where appropriate...More

IT, software, web & telecoms – Higher Apprenticeship

If you want an exciting and rewarding career in IT, the Higher Apprenticeship for IT Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals is a great new wa...More


The best leaders and managers are innovative, creative, and inspirational. Managers and team leaders oversee employees or...More

Public relations

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Public relations (PR) manages the flow of information between an organisation and the public. ...More

Project management

From high-profile sporting events to organising a party, it is the role of project managers to plan, execute and close any project. The bes...More

Social media & digital marketing

Digital marketing and the use of social and digital media is a key part of the marketing strategy for most businesses today. ...More

Construction – technical & professional

There are eight pathways at Advanced Level as well as a Higher Apprenticeship pathway in Sustainable Built Environment. Advanced ...More

Fashion & textiles: technical

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP The technical textiles industry is at the centre of a range of technological advancements including: ...More

Advertising and marketing communications

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP The advertising and marketing industry focuses on the client and their need for marketing or advertis...More

Facilities management

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Facilities managers are responsible for the systems and people that make a building operate effectively, e...More


HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Retail covers a host of businesses, from market stalls and independent shops to national chains and large su...More

Water industry

This apprenticeship covers a range of occupations within the water industry. In the mainlaying pathway, you ...More

Sustainable resource management

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP The waste-management industry is developing rapidly as populations grow and alternatives to landfill are ne...More

Advanced manufacturing engineering

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Advanced manufacturing engineering apprentices undertake higher-level technical occupations in sectors su...More


HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP If you have always wanted to be a bank manager, this apprenticeship is for you. ...More


HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Running a business involves a lot of financial activities, from expenses and bills to taxes and payroll...More


HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP The insurance industry helps individuals and businesses manage risk to protect themselves from cata...More

Professional services

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP People working in professional services provide specialist advice to their clients. ...More

Legal services

A paralegal is not a qualified lawyer but is qualified to perform legal work that requires knowledge of the law and procedures. ...More

Extractives & mineral processing

From toothpaste to bricks, many essential everyday products are made from natural resources that are mined, quarried or dredged from the s...More

Express logistics

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Express logistics is the rapid, guaranteed delivery of goods and packages to businesses and consumers...More

Food and drink

Getting food on the shelves requires a sequence of developing, testing, sourcing, processing, baking, packaging and distribution. ...More

Life sciences & chemical science professionals

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP This Higher Apprenticeship offers laboratory, scientific and technical employees the opportunity to g...More

Supply chain management

The supply chain is the movement of goods and services from supplier to customer, and it’s at the heart of every logistics operation. Supply c...More

Automotive management & leadership

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Reliable transport keeps people, goods, services and the economy running smoothly. Across the Automotive Ret...More

Engineering environmental technologies

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Industrial activity in the past 50 years has created serious ecological problems, such as global warming,...More

Mineral products technology

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP The mineral products industry extract minerals from the ground for use in their natural form or to proc...More

Care leadership & management

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP The Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management has two pathways: General Adult Social Care...More

Broadcast technology

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Broadcast engineers work in teams to design, build, fix and maintain studios, networks and other media equi...More

Professional aviation pilot

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Professional aviation pilots combine skills and knowledge, good judgement and common sense, to safely operat...More

Assistant practitioner

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Assistant practitioners competently deliver healthcare to and for people. They have a level of knowledge ...More

Criminal investigation

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP To access this Higher Apprenticeship you will need to be a serving police officer. Appre...More


Effective recruitment ensures that organisations have the right people, in the right place, at the right time, and is crucial to the performan...More

Work-based learning practitioners

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP The work-based learning industry employs 30,000 people in England, as staff in personnel and training de...More

Power engineering

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP The power sector covers activities associated with the generation, national transmission and local dis...More

Hospitality management

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP This Higher Apprenticeship has been developed to provide a career route into management, for those work...More

Agriculture – Higher Apprenticeship

Recent advances have led to the introduction of new technology, farming methods and legislation, resulting in changes to the practices and the...More

International supply chain management

The Higher Apprenticeship in International Supply Chain Management will train you for the role of supply chain specialist working within a logi...More

Broadcast production

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Production co-ordinators are responsible for organising and monitoring the logistics, finance, personnel,...More

Interactive design and development

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP This Higher Apprenticeship in creative and digital media provides a specialised pathway for those in...More

Information security

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Information security is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The Government has estimated the cost of...More

Digital learning design – Higher Apprenticeship

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP The Higher Apprenticeship in Digital Learning Design provides the first dedicated training route for those ...More

Construction management – Higher Apprenticeship

The Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management has been developed to provide career progression and professional development opportunitie...More

Systems engineering – Degree Apprenticeship

DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP Systems engineers focus on solving some of the most complex engineering challenges. They do this by colle...More

Licensed conveyancer – Degree Apprenticeship

DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP Licensed conveyancers are specialist property lawyers who deal with all legal matters relating to the transfer of o...More

Conveyancing technician – Higher Apprenticeship

Conveyancing technicians support a licensed conveyancer or solicitor in dealing with legal matters relating to the transfer of ownership during ...More

​ Laboratory scientist apprenticeship – Higher Apprenticeship

Higher Apprenticeship A fully competent laboratory scientist will be able to work in a wide range of organisations, including chemi...More

Investment operations

Millions of investment transactions are conducted within the UK financial services sector every day on behalf of institutional and retail clie...More

Network engineer

Higher apprenticeship Network engineers design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or betw...More

Software developer

The primary role of a software developer (sometimes known as a computer programmer) is to design, install, test and maintain software systems. T...More

Digital and technology solutions professional

Degree apprenticeship A digital and technology solutions professional provides technology-enabled solutions to internal and/or exte...More

Aerospace engineer

DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP The UK aerospace industry is one of the most exciting areas of engineering and covers a wide range of craft t...More

Chartered Legal Executive

NEW HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Chartered Legal Executives provide legal services to internal and external clients. They make deci...More


NEW DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP Solicitors are people who are legally qualified to act for another person in a court of law. Solic...More

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